1/6/01 – Sean and Susanna went to the farm later, and had a great time, as usual.
4/6/01 – Pauline cycled to the farm with the kids, and they stayed to help out.
7/6/01 – The kids got themselves up at 7.45, had breakfast and walked to the farm. They have no school because of the referendums … [later] the kids went to the farm yet again … They had been entertaining everyone there by singing Beatles and other songs in the kitchen – Sean even sang ‘Hurricane’, and also did his ‘Yom’ act.
9/6/01 – Martin is here playing with Sean … The kids went to the farm … Sean brought words of Beatles, Dylan and Christy Moore songs, and they entertained their hosts once more.
14/6/01 – I played chess with Sean.
17/6/01 – It was father’s day, and Sean and Susanna made cards for it … The kids mainly played outside, especially Sean – there were a lot of kids around; all the usuals plus Gary Rock and Romy’s cousin, Adam … Sean and I were manoeuvring Eamonn’s long ladder when he got a finger crushed – he’ll lose the nail.
18/6/01 – The kids had their last school swimming session at Kells … The movie [Perfect Storm] was standard action/disaster stuff; Sean loved it.
30/6/01 – Sean went to the farm to get his bike, and stayed to help with silage-making.
1/7/01 – Sean went to play at Martin’s, with Andy and AJ.
2/7/01 – I worked on the wall, with some help from Sean.
6/7/01 – Eamonn took the kids to the farm.
11/7/01 – I learned ‘Love Hurts’ on the guitar – Sean and Susanna took a liking to it, and we all ended up singing it last thing at night.
12/7/01 – The kids went to the farm in the evening … they had a great time, as usual.
15/7/01 – The kids are moving some stones for me.
23/7/01 – Sean rang to ask whether Martin and Robert could have a sleepover here – we said yes.
24/7/01 – Robert, Sean and Martin apparently hadn’t got much sleep. They played outside – Sean had a great time.
28/7/01 – Pauline spoke to Sean in Portstewart – he was planning to buy a fishing rod.